Having witnessed Rovers record their heaviest home league defeat in their entire history, Tony Mowbray knows that he has work to do in order to lift the mood at Ewood Park.
Rovers were already two goals behind against Fulham when Jan Paul van Hecke was deservedly sent off for a high challenge on the halfway line, a rush of blood which played its part in five goals being shipped during the second half.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding their capitulation, Mowbray will be aware that his players need a response on Saturday to avoid the frustration of their most recent defeat lingering during the international break.
There have been more positives than negatives of late, too, with Rovers still collecting 12 points from their last six Championship fixtures.
Despite dropping down to mid-table, Blackburn only sit two points adrift of fifth-placed Queens Park Rangers.
Slavisa Jokanovic will no doubt be disappointed with Sheffield United’s recent form, the Blades picking up five fewer points than their hosts over the same period.
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The Serbian will not be glancing down at the teams below them while Sheffield United remain eight points above the relegation zone, but there is an urgency about needing to reduce the gap to the playoffs.
Six points in a league such as the Championship is nothing in the grand scheme of things, although Jokanovic will argue that the Yorkshire club need to build momentum having only recorded successive victories on one occasion this season.
Morgan Gibbs-White continues to prove to be an inspired loan addition, the Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder netting his fourth goal of the campaign during the 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest